Rosetta and XP Apps?

Discussion in 'Apple Desktop Hardware/Software' started by Seco, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Seco

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    I understand Rosetta deals with the translation of PPC to x86, but does that mean that applications coded for XP can run in OS X now?

    ...Or will it?
     
  2. akashra

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    Absolutely not.

    Windows [XP] is a completely different platform altogether than OS X. The closest you might have a chance with is anything written for X11.
     
  3. Kharn

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    No Rosetta is designed for the OSX: PPC to OSX: Intel transition. I'm pretty sure its only for OSX apps. However OSX/XP dual boot or emulation is not out of the question yet. We believe that it will only be a matter of time before OSX and XP runs on the same Apple computer. There is currently emulation software for mac users but it doesn't run quick.
     
  4. drizzy

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    I'd be suprised if someone didn't port Wine to Intel OSX. Maybe transgaming will port cedega too!

    --- a bit later after I search for it ---

    I don't get to be suprised :(

    http://darwine.opendarwin.org//
     
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  5. akashra

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    I'm confused. Why do you need to (port Wine)? Not only do you have VirtualPC, on which you can run under Rosetta to run a copy of XP, you also have Vanderpool.
     
  6. drizzy

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    Cos you don't always want virtualisation
     
  7. BenZor

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    But in effect, even what Rosetta would be doing would be virtualisation, it still wouldn't be native..
     
  8. ernie

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    It would be inefficient, as Virtual PC is an x86 emulator and you have an x86 chip already. Better off running vmware when it's available, or setting up a dual boot for XP if it's possible.
     
  9. Currawong

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    Virtual PC, because it directly accesses hardware, will not run under Rosetta. It has to be completely re-written for the Intel Macs.
     

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